Wilshere completes Arsenal comeback
Jack Wilshere has made his first appearance in 14 months on Monday night, as he completed 63 minutes of an under-21 game for Arsenal against West Brom.
The England international has been on the sidelines for over a year due to back-to-back long-term injuries, and has been in a lengthy rehabilitation process.
Wilshere returned to Gunners training recently, and successfully complete 63 minutes in the game on Monday.
Emmanuel Frimpong returned to action after seven months out also, and feels that Wilshere has done well to get back to match fitness.
“When you’ve been out for so long it’s only natural that you’re going to be tired. He needs more games to get back fit and the Arsenal and England fans should be excited to see him back, Frimpong is quoted as saying in The Telegraph.
“I’m happy for him to be back and seeing a smile on his face. Hopefully he can take it onto the next game. He gave Mikel Arteta a little tester in training the other day so Mikel certainly knows he’s back.
“I thought he did well after 14 months out and can be pleased with his performance here,” he concluded.
Arsene Wenger has stated that the north London club will be cautious in bringing Wilshere back into first-team consideration.
By Gareth McKnight